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Necessary Colombia

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Our Colombian coffee is comprised of small lots delivered by farmers who belong to a number of small associations located in Huila, Colombia. The coffees that make up this single origin blend must meet rigorous physical characteristics and deliver a consistent flavor profile. Producing specialty coffee of this quality is more labor intensive and requires greater dedication than the production of commodity grade coffee. It is only fair that the farmers we work with in Colombia be paid a healthy premium in recognition of their efforts.

In the summer of 2018, Passenger’s green buying team first had the opportunity to connect with a group of coffee farmers who live near the hamlet of Divino Niño, in southern Huila, Colombia. We were interested to pursue a partnership with these producers for multiple reasons: they expressed interest in working with a long-term buyer, they were motivated to produce top specialty coffee, and their farms were located in a region with excellent potential for quality. With key support from our sourcing partners at Osito Coffee, Passenger launched our inaugural Foundational offering from Divino Niño later that year.

Fast forward to the present, and the Divino Niño project has exceeded our hopes in every way. We continue to purchase a single-origin community lot from these farmers every year that is presented under the Divino Niño name and also serves as a component of Passenger’s Keystone blend. Since 2019, we have significantly expanded the scope of our buying from these farms to include Passenger’s Los Sueños Decaf offering, additional community blends on the Necessary Coffee menu, as well as single producer, single variety, and competition-winning microlots from individual Divino Niño farmers that we proudly present on the Reserve and Education Lot menus.